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© Copyright 2010 CorbisCorporationThe greatest problem of the world today is hunger. It affects developed countries such as the United States as well as the poorest country in the world. It is estimated that more than 11 percent of the world population go hungry. That is roughly 805 million people that go to sleep hungry every night. Poor nutrition is another problem associated with the hunger. At least one million children die each year due to hunger related malnutrition. There are estimated 17 million malnourished children today in the world and face a similar fate.

The Action Against Hunger International is one of the worldwide charitable organizations that is fighting to end hunger. Its mission is to save lives through prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition worldwide. It excels after disasters and during emergencies. It also tackles food security, water and sanitation issues, and provides advice. The charity uses more than $0.90 of each dollar for its field programs.

Founded in 1972, the Bread for the World (BFW) is aiming to end hunger in the United States and everywhere in the world. It identifies itself as a Christian voice to get the leaders to end hunger at home and abroad. Each year it invites churches at home to write a letter to the Congress urging them to address issues related to hunger.